Nature's Bounty

Harvesting our garden’s verdant bounty

is our intention – we arrange planting,

watering, bedding – all toward our goal:

to indulge keenly in nature’s harvest.


Stretching front and back, our garden surrounds

the safe fulcrum of our lives: our dwelling

is characterised through the commitment

we put into this, our sanctuary.


Enjoying a barbecue with a friend,

taking time to sit with someone special,

watching a bird enjoy the water bath:

we value spending time in the garden.


The garden is home to a plethora

of creatures, living in the nooks, niches

and crannies we’ve created: this is home

for these guys, too – the garden’s also theirs.


Flying insects tumbling and gyring

provide fascinating entertainment –

mice nests, slow worms and frogs – fellow creatures

share our space: pure, endless satisfaction.


Our garden’s under our control – we know

we create habitat to harbour our

companions – the apples are a nice

bonus, the creatures are the true bounty.

◄ Gyre Gulls

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Mon 11th Feb 2019 17:50

Thanks for your comments, guys - much appreciated.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 10th Feb 2019 16:42

A pleasing addition to the poems about gardens in this country -
with a history going back centuries. Is there any land that has a love
of its gardens to equal our own - and I do not refer to those grand
showplaces that resemble theme parks!

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lisa donohoe

Fri 8th Feb 2019 12:01

Beautiful poem and awesome imagery. I felt as though I was taking a stroll around you're garden, seeing it for all it truly is..
Well done ?

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